Technology

May 24, 2017

New Mars Rover Looks Like a Real Life Batmobile

Mars is in everyone’s sights, with both NASA and SpaceX planning manned trips to the red planet in the next decade or so, so it makes […]
May 23, 2017

Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry. In a large, tin-roofed warehouse near Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, members […]
May 16, 2017

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS. What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer […]
May 9, 2017

The Air Force wants you to know about its secret robotic spacecraft, the X-37B

AS FOR WHAT IT DOES? THAT’S STILL UNSPECIFIED. The Air Force has a secret space robot called the X-37B. We know this because the Air Force […]
May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it?

Here’s what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy Stephen Hawking is making apocalyptic predictions again. The respected theoretical physicist warns that humanity needs […]
May 4, 2017

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send the first of its 4,425 super-fast internet satellites into space in 2019

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth. In November, the company outlined plans to put […]
May 2, 2017

SpaceShipTwo tests feather system on latest glide flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic said May 1 it successfully tested the system on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle that permits a safe reentry on the vehicle’s latest […]
April 26, 2017

Whose is bigger? How all the Mars-bound rockets stack up

Like everything else in the 1960s, NASA’s Saturn V rocket set a mark for extreme. At 363 feet tall, with 7.5 million pounds of liftoff thrust, […]
April 25, 2017

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars […]